R. B. Marshal
PersonalWashington, D. C., July 19, 1913.Mr. John Muir,Martinez, California.My dear Mr. Muir: Mrs. Marshall has just written of the great joy yougave them all by your visit to Inverness--her only complaintwas that you could not stay longer. I know full well thegenuine pleasure you gave all, and especially the threeMarshall girls who love and admire you to the full measureof their lovable selves. I envied them to the limit – Iwas lonesome. John Muir is nine; for with all of his numerousfriends and admirers, I am positive no one in the world has or ever will feel the same deep bond of sympathetic affection foryou that I do.With this absolutely honest statement, you can imaginemy feeling of pain when Mrs. Marshall informed me that youeven for a moment questioned my loyalty regarding the HetchHetchy matter. I did not appear before the Committee. Ihave taken no action whatever, for to do so would, no doubt,cost me my position, which I can't afford to give up; I must05497
Washington, D. C.
1913 Jul 19
Original letter dimensions: 27 x 20.5 cm.
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